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In Britain

The British Association of the Order of Malta dates from 1875

The Order in Britain has some 300 members, many of whom are descended from recusant Catholic families and martyrs.

The work of the Order in Britain encompasses over 60 care homes (The Orders of St John Care Trust), soup kitchens, care for the lonely housebound, pilgrimages to Lourdes and Walsingham with disabled guests, and participation in the Order’s international summer camps for young disabled.



The mission of the Order of Malta is inspired by its tradition of ‘Tuitio Fidei et Obsequium Pauperum', to assist the poor and the sick, and bear witness to the Christian faith.


The Sovereign Order of Malta is a sovereign subject of international law. The Order - which is based in Rome, in via Condotti - has its own Government, an independent magistracy, and bilateral diplomatic relations with 110 countries.


The Order of St John of Jerusalem is one of the oldest institutions of Western and Christian civilisation. Present in Palestine in around 1048, it is a lay religious Order, traditionally of military, chivalrous, noble nature.